Six Gun City is located on what was once, `The Charlie Crawford Farm', which was purchased by the James & Eleanor families in 1941 and farmed dairy cows, sheep and crops. They built a Dairy Bar is 1954, which became the talk of the town. In 1957 they opened Six Gun City as the first Frontier Western Theme Park. When the park opened there were few buildings, only an Indian camp and a gift shop, with entertainment provided by Cowboy skits, stagecoach and pony rides and displays of artifacts. The park has become a popular family destination in New England.
The park has many water slides and rides to satisfy the most adventurous theme park riders. There is the Tomahawk Run Waterslide, which has a 360 degree turn, Cheyenne Falls Children's Waterslide where parents can take children on their lap or the Fort Splash wading pool is available for visitors to relax. Prospector's Plunge Water Coaster is a racing water coaster, children can have fun in the Kiddie Bumper Boats, and the whole family can ride on the Papoose Pond Pedal Boats or the Log Boats.
Visitors are able to view shows at the park such as Deputies' Posse, where the Sheriff will help kids catch the outlaw after he robs the bank, they are then able to have a trial with the judge and carry out some western justice. The Frontier Show is where stories are told and visitors will see the loading and firing on a muzzle. The park has miniature horses that put on a show for visitors to witness them talking - saying yes or no - well, with their feet!
Dining is available at Gabby's Grub House that serves pizza, burgers, hot dogs, subs and fries. The Six Gun city Saloon serves Moonshine, Firewater and Snakebite Cure - all of which are non-alcoholic! There are picnic tables located around the park for family picnics, Trading Post on Main Street is where visitors are able to purchase their ammunition, hats and t-shirts, or from the General Store they can purchase candy, fudge, film and saddles.
Other activities at the park include Laser Tag in the black-lit futuristic game of tag. To find out who wins an individual score card will let visitors know who won, games start every five minutes, and visitors are warned to look out for the Marshall, he always wins!
There are over 100 horse-drawn carriages and many antiques on display at the park. The collection started over 35 years ago and is the largest collection in the Northeast. One of the vehicles is the resorted Mountain Wagon, which was made by the Abbot-Downing Co in the early 1800's. This coach was used as a sightseeing vehicle for hotel guests.
The village has grown dramatically since it first opened. Water rides were added in the mid 1980's to combine the park into a Theme and Water Park. Three generations of the Brady family are and have been in operation of the park.